Werthead Posted September 19, 2018 Share Posted September 19, 2018 Quote I didn't know the US/Mexico border as about 2,000 miles long. The article says Spain does have a border near the Sahara in Ceuta and Melilla on the Morocco Mediterranean coast.. \ It's a generous assessment of "near." The Sahara is hundreds of miles from there (there's a big question mark over where the Sahara ends, with some placing Morocco entirely outside of the Sahara and others having the Sahara extend some way into its south-eastern territory, but certainly al ong way from Ceuta and Melilla). Quote But it could be economically beneficial if Spain offered to fund the construction, and pay locals for to patrol the wall to countries that are struggling economically. I would suggest putting the wall through Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. There would be several years of construction employment across those 5 countries, and then an indefinite length of time employing thousands of people 24/7 as border patrol. As well as needing to put communications, roading, power, water, waste etc infrastructure in place. It could be the start of the greening of the Sahara. Spain isn't in the best of financial health and even if it was, I don't think they'd consider it necessary. Why build a wall when you have a massive - and free! - water barrier already in existence? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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